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Rotherham Petition: No to Political Point Scoring – Put Children First!

November 28, 2012 admin 0

Please click on the link below, sign the SWAN online petition and forward as widely as possible:

We, the undersigned, deplore the way both the UK Independence Party and also Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove have sought to to exploit the case of looked-after children in Rotherham for the purposes of electoral gain and to attack local social work staff.

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Report: SWAN North East Conference

November 21, 2012 admin 0

Saturday, November 17th 2012 saw the inaugural Social Work Action Network (SWAN) North East conference at Teesside University in Middlesbrough. The conference attracted a wide range of service users, students, practitioners and academics from the fields of social work, youth and community work. The conference was organised by members of the SWAN North East region, among them Terry Murphy, whose report introduction follows:

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Solidarity with social workers in Palestine

November 20, 2012 admin 0

At the Social Work Action Network (SWAN) North East Conference last Saturday (17th November 2012), SWAN passed a motion in relation to the current atrocities and human right abuses being inflicted on Palestinians in Gaza. At the time of writing (20th November) approximately 130 Palestinians have been killed including a large number of children. The motion makes reference to Summer Abu Zayed, a former social work student at Durham University UK, who is working in Gaza during this current conflict. The motion follows:

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Accommodation for SWAN Conference 2013

November 12, 2012 admin 0

London South Bank University is, unsurprisingly, located to the south of the river Thames. The university is easily accessible by public transport and there is a wide range of accommodation available across London. Here we have listed some of the cheaper local options, ranging from backpacker hostels (from £15 per night upwards) to hotels (from £57 per night). Many London hostels offer private rooms for 2 – 4 people at very reasonable rates.